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Parahuman Playtest Podcast: Issue #1–Eulogies

And the playtesting continues…in their first adventure our heroes foil an assassination attempt against he daughter of the famous Patriot by the Parahuman assassin, Friction and face down the infamous Blitz, WWII Nazi Wunderkind and Patriot’s greatest enemy… Technorati Tags: actual play , mutants & masterminds , parahuman , playtest , podcast , superheroes Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Parahuman Character Conceptualization Podcast Parahuman Preview: The P-…

Parahuman Character Conceptualization Podcast

This week, my Mutants & Masterminds group got together to do a little character conceptualizing for the new Parahuman campaign.  And we decided to record it.  You can Click To Play or Click to Download below.  Enjoy! Available right here, through DriveThruRPG or on iTunes . Technorati Tags: Role Playing Games , rpgs , Mutants & Masterminds , podcast , parahuman Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Old School PAX…

Gaming in the Digital Age: Hero Lab

There are many character creation programs that exist out there on the internet, but I have found Hero Lab from Lone Wolf Development to be one of my favorites. Unlike a few of the options out there, namely PCGen, Hero Lab is not free.  Purchasing the program gives you access to one game, and there are many to choose from; Pathfinder, Mutants and Masterminds (both 2nd …

Gaming in the Digital Age: The D&D Virtual Tabletop Beta

I recently received an invite to the official Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Tabletop beta. So, what did I think about it? Quite frankly, I had given up hope that this project was ever going to see the light of day, so when it was announced that they were going ahead with it in the same week that it was announced that Duke Nukem Forever …

Gaming in the Digital Age: iTabletop

I wanted to like iTabletop .  I tried to like iTabletop; it seemed to be exactly what I needed in a virtual table top.  Unfortunately, it has failed which is sad because it has a lot of potential. What is iTabletop?  It’s a virtual table top program that allows you to play RPGs online.  It has a bunch of really cool features, which I’ll…

Metagame, RPG Web Series

Via Reddit.com/r/rpg , I just discovered a great new gamer web series called Metagame, that focuses on the out of character comedy that transpires at a typical game table, with little dips into character done in some fun, cheesy cartoons. Their first episode, below, is the best place to start.  Though it’s only picking up in the latest episodes, these short little tabletop humor vignettes actually…

Sensationalist Headline! The end of buying minis as we know it!

Yes, this may be a bit forward thinking and yes the headline is a bit sensationalist but we could be looking at the beginning of the end of buying minis for RPGs and strategy games such as Warhammer.  Of course, all that money your spending on minis doesn’t just head straight back to your bank account, you’ll need …

Gaming Online

Many of us no longer have time or opportunity to get together for a regular face to face game.  People move away to remote locations, work schedules conflict, family or other personal matters get in the way but the modern gamer has, through the magic of the internet, options. PBEM/PBP: Games can be played by email (pbem) or played by post (pbp)…

Gaming to save the world

Jane McGonigal’s TED Talk about how online gaming can benefit the world. While the idea is a bit out there, it’s definitely interesting and many of the elements she talks about can also be applied to tabletop roleplaying games.

iPad Review (part 2)

After completing the first part of my review I realized I ought to at least provide a basic review of the day-to-day functions of the iPad before talking about RPG uses specifically. Thus, I’ve pushed that topic to part 3 and today I’ll talk specifically about the ordinary functions of the iPad along with my experiences with some of the peripherals. Let’s get…

iPad Review (part 1)

There are about a thousand iPad reviews out already so why am I doing one? Probably because one of the reasons I bought mine was to use it at the game table. Thus, this multi-part review is going to focus on its use for RPGs although I can’t help but talk about it as a whole. What I’m not going to do is explain the …

The iPad and RPGs: First impressions

My iPad showed up today (the release date here in Europe was May 28th) and I’ve had a couple of hours to play around with it. My first impression?  Awesome. Aside from using it for surfing the net – which is nice but takes a bit getting used to – I tried out a TV show (awesome) and the Marvel Comic reader which is pretty stunning as well. …